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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 02 September 1-15, 2014  
     
 
   
 
   
  AVIATION
  Novoair receives permission for international flights
 
 
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Dhaka : "In the days ahead, we will further strengthen and consolidate our domestic operation, while preparing to launch our international operation to sub-regional destinations in the first quarter of 2014 as we have received our international flight permission (Category A, AOC) on January 2. We are planning to add more aircraft in our fleet as early as possible."
M Mofizur Rahman, Managing Director, Novoair said this while speaking at a function to mark the first year of flight operations by the airline. Novoair completed its first year of operation on January 9.
The airline started flights on January 9, 2013, with two ERJ-145/EU jet aircraft serving domestic destinations of the country.
"Novoair has established itself as the youngest and fastest growing airline in the history of Bangladesh's domestic travel with a track record of 97.3 per cent on-time departures in more than 4,500 flights, carrying 150,000 and more than 98 per cent happy passengers across five major cities," he said.
"In this jubilant occasion of completion of one year operation, the management and all staffs of Novoair convey heartiest gratitude and thanks to its valued passengers, who have made Novoair as the airline of their choice," Managing Director, Novoair said.
"We promised a safe and comfortable air travel and exerted all efforts to achieve the goal. As a testimony of our success, we have a growing list of satisfied passengers of all walks of life, namely, corporate, MNC's, business houses, foreign agencies, government officials, just to name a few. A "big thank you" to all of you for your patronisation and support."
Aviation sector is growing in Bangladesh at a steady pace and we intend to tap this growing market needs by expanding our fleet as well as diversified destinations. Novoair aims to be a brand that we can be proud of and reckoned as a trusted airline in the region, he added.
In celebration of its outstanding one year operational excellence, Novoair is thanking its customers by launching 20 per cent discount on base fare for its Frequent Flyer Smiles members. Smiles, a first Frequent Flyer programme for domestic segments in Bangladesh's aviation history.
Passengers can enroll for the coveted Smiles Sapphire card to earn miles and burn them to any preferred destination. Regular business flyers can also opt for our Smiles Gold and Platinum status membership card and expect to see personalised benefits such as Priority booking, Mobile Check-in, Unexpected Upgrades to Preferred seating and more in the future.
   
 
 
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